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Sinus, Bodø 04.04.19

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  1. GBD
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    psychotzar
    the promise
    Go to California
    Starhammer ( Into outer space jam)
    The Crucible
    A pacific sonata
    Überpilgrim
    The other fool ->
    In every dream home
    Lux Aeterna
    --
    The tower (totally freaked out mid-section)

    2h15m

    Pretty fuckin' awesome show

    Fun fact: Before Überwagner Bent noted that they would play half a MP song and half a cover song. And he urged people who knew the band they covered to reveal the answer at the merch stand and with that compete for a prize...an Egg divider. So perhaps it was an Egg song. It was pretty proggy with a lot of guitar interplay

    At the end of the show, bent adressed Snah as "the guy with fuzz guitar and sex appeal" 😃

    Reine Fiske joined them and did a smashing job

    The Crucible was a "world premier". And they pulled it off pretty well.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. kak
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  3. kak
    Member

    Also, after the gig a little bird something something snah said something about new album possibly maybe august.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. BronYAur
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    They used to play a Wishbone Ash song (Pilgrims) during Uberwagner at the Behind The Sun tour, but I assume it's not what they played tonight?

    Wow, double neck for Bent is some news! Where did he use it?

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  5. kak
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    The Crucible mainly, was also used on Malibu ++ just because it's fun to play.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  6. fillmore
    Member

    So the line up for the whole show was Bent, Snah, Tomas, Reine? Thanks for the report 😀

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  7. wow the promise and california and überwagner are back. yes and new album in august??? could make sense, i was wondering already why 2 long tours this time to promote 1 album. but lets see what happens...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  8. Punj Lizard
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    Is it possible Snah was referring to recording a new album in August, rather than releasing?

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  9. oh well, that might be...

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  10. otherdemon
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    @Punj: If I remember correctly, it was said on here earlier that the boys
    had been in the studio in Jan/Feb to record the Håkon Gullvåg stuff they're performing
    in Trondheim & Oslo this summer.

    Or maybe they finished the leftovers from The Crucible sessions.

    Either way, count me as being pretty excited as usual

    Decent setlist, hope they keep Überwagner and GtC.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  11. Punj Lizard
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    @otherdemon: I had thought that recording session was happening this month - not that it makes any difference. Like you say, it's exciting news. It seems hardly any time at all goes by here without some exciting news. :D

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  12. Tomcat
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    Thank you for the setlist and report - Starhammer/Crucible/Sonata look like a great centrepiece. Nice to see The Pilgrim return in the Tomas era, looking forward to hearing/seing that. This was the opening night, let's see where the next weeks will carry them...

    If I remember right they were writing/rehearsing early this year, are going to record that Gullvåg-material in April (release in August then?) and record the new "official" motorpsycho album in September. Release early 2020 would be realistic. So much going on

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  13. BronYAur
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    @Tomcat: The Pilgrim is my speculation, I don't think that's what they played yesterday night... No confirmations, anyway

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  14. Devotional
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    Ouch, that's a terrible setlist imo, but good to hear that it was more than a decent show regardless. Looking forward to hearing the new songs live in May. Hope I don't have to endure GTC, but "Überwagner" is quite welcome.

    Wishful speculation: Will this be the tour when they finally get around to revisit some more Trust Us-material? I'm desperately hoping for "Psychonaut" above all, but some other rarely played tracks such as "Radiance Freq." and "Ozone" might be easier to pull of with Bent's new guitar/bass double axe. LOVED hearing "Taifun" on the Tower-tour, so at least they haven't forgotten the album's existence. "Mantrick Muffin Stomp" was played once in 2017 iirc.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  15. Spacebandit
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    Very nice setlist, all of the songs from the new album were played. Starhamster is
    always welcome, even more if they went into a space jam. The Other fool...or the other
    other fool? That one from Roadworks #1 is...forever in my top10 songs of them.
    I think the combination of Überwagner and Wishbone Ash's "Pilgrim" worked very well a few
    years ago. Superb guitar notes exchanges between Snah and Reine.
    Still some six weeks to wait until Hamburg.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  16. Johnny_Heartfield
    Member

    So the madness starts anew. Picture some peaceful small furry animals gathered together sheltering beside the road and blocking their ears: "M... M... Motorpsycho are on tour again..."

    Very interesting setlist - great for a rather short gig (in MP terms only...)
    Can't wait to listen to the first live recordings of The Crucible after listening to the song almost every morning during breakfast. (The other days it's side one).
    Finally overcame my MP abstinence period (last year) and ordered a ticket for Wiesbaden. Cologne is still too far away - couln't wait that long.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  17. otherdemon
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    Some visual evidence:

    The Crucible

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  18. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @otherdemon: Cheers. Watching now.

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  19. wonderful!!

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  20. supernaut
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    why so few attendees?

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  21. GBD
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    That's a very good question..

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  22. @Devotional: Superstooge was played quite a few times in 2017, and Hey Jane was played sometimes. Vortex Surfer is also still played now and then, so I don't think they have forgotten the existence of Trust Us. That said I would love to hear more songs from it too.

    @supernaut: I have never been to Bodø for a MP concert, so I don't know if this concert had a smaller audience than usual, but it's a small town, so I am not surprised.

    I find the setlist good. I am especially glad to see The Promise played again, got nothing against Go to Cal, and I am intrigued by Überwagner>cover song.

    Great video of The Crucible. I think this song draws musical lines back to Demon Box days.

    Happy to see The Tower, as well as Dream Home survive. Would like to see more songs from The Tower re-appear, like Bartok and Cuckoo with its extended outro from fall 2018.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  23. otherdemon
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    Found a setlist scan on Facebook, and they did indeed play Pilgrim inside Überwagner!
    Hoping it survives until Oslo, because the versions they played in 2013 were spectacular!

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  24. Spacebandit
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    Sure it was ÜberPilgrim. The proof is up on Dime. Feel free to share FOR FREE!

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  25. Hahaha! "Terrible setlist"? "Endure GTC"? Thanks to tapers extraordinaire Lars M and Spacebandit I just had my mind blown by a Starhammer worthy of Roadwork release. Before that a fresh, jammed out Go to California had me smile for 13 minutes. Back in the day we traveled for weeks to witness stuff like this. These days they reach the boiling point 3-4 songs into the opening night already.

    Each to his own opinion, setlists discussions are fun, and following the setlist postings is like football season. But the result does not necessarily say much about the game, and the setlist does not say much about the jams.

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  26. JERO
    Member

    @The Other Anders ; exactly what I'm thinking whenever I see the setlists (although it's fun); they could play 7 versions of 'star spangled banner'for all I care and still blow the roof off! Some MP concerts I went to didn't have a surprising setlist (2018: more The Tower, again) and yet could be a very special and surprising experience, as MP always guarantees adventure.

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  27. Devotional
    Member

    Hey, Anders! Nothing makes me happier than hearing that people enjoy the concerts, and the excitement of "seasoned" psychonauts like yourself is always music to my ears. You are obviously right in that the setlist doesn’t say much (anything) about the jams. I’ve made that same point myself many times, and have had my mind blown live by tons of tracks I don’t particularly love the studio version of. But still - there are a few songs from ’00-’02 that are just really hard for me to get into, such as "Walkin’ With J", "Go To California", "B.S.", "What If…", "My Best Friend", "Neverland"… Of course I can enjoy them in a live setting, but it would have to go pretty "far from source".

    I heard an interview with someone in The Doors (it may have been Robbie Krieger), who said that the studio albums were merely "maps of what we do live", and that same point can definitely be made about MP if you wish. What’s especially great is that it is also true for the "pop-era". So yes, we’re pretty much in agreement, although I’ll keep wishing and hoping for certain tracks before others, and some things just don't look tempting on paper.

    Re: Trust Us, yes "Superstooge", VS and "Hey, Jane" still turn up every now and then. I suppose my post was mainly about the more rarely played tracks. The thought just struck me when I heard the interview about the new double-guitar/bass (not having to change between guitar/bass for Rad. Freq. ie.).

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  28. bionaut
    Member

    'Go to California' is not a tune I normally get overly excited about on a setlist. This show, it blew me away. This is something Motorpsycho can do that no other band I have ever known can do. They can take a song you have set your mind against, and turn you around. I think it was the little 'Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida' tease on the bass that did it. Is that something Bent has done before? Wicked.

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  29. BronYAur
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    @The Other Anders - as an old hardcore fan I'm one of those who moan when he reads a setlist with titles he doesn't aprreciate too much. Whenever I see a title from the infamous "pop-trilogy", I feel like "Hey, if I were still a smoker, I could get out for a lot of smoking in this concert!"... and this concert has a tune from every piece of the trilogy!

    Nonetheless, especially since Tomas is aboard, the titles on the list are less imprtant than ever, they all become "Jam veichles", to use a Phishead term... for hard it is for me to believe in a GoToCal that blows any mind, well, I'm sure it's how it is! Even the setlist from yesterday, with only a song from the 90s (Greener, not my favourite!), I'm sure it was a great concert.

    Nonetheless (again), I'd like to dance and/or move my head to some even-time from the nineties a bit more than it's happening in this start of tour. And yes, there's especially a lot of stuff from their White Album Trust Us that I'd love to hear again and again (Rad Freq, 577, Psychonaut).

    Ueberpilgrim? So I was right, though I thought I was wrong
    It was interesting when they did it back in the Behind/Blissard tour, maybe a little too slow in the build up. Is this rendition identical, or has it some new "structural" change (I'm thinking of the many many different versions of Close your Eyes along the years...)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  30. TraktorBass
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    @The Other Anders:

    Back in the day we traveled for weeks to witness stuff like this. These days they reach the boiling point 3-4 songs into the opening night already.

    This is a very interesting point that I haven't seen mentioned before. Obviously they get better at improvising, reading and playing off each other year by year by sheer practice, but it never struck me that they must have been 'worse' at some point, I guess.

    Are you saying that the really stellar jams were fewer and further between back in the days?

    Posted 1 week ago #

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